2 Overview

Section Index

2.1 Getting started quickly
2.1.1 Starting SWI-Prolog Starting SWI-Prolog on Unix Starting SWI-Prolog on Windows
2.1.2 Executing a query
2.2 The user's initialisation file
2.3 Initialisation files and goals
2.4 Command-line options
2.5 GNU Emacs Interface
2.6 Online Help
2.7 Command-line history
2.8 Reuse of top-level bindings
2.9 Overview of the Debugger
2.10 Compilation
2.10.1 During program development
2.10.2 For running the result Using PrologScript Creating a shell-script Creating a saved-state Compilation using the -c command-line option
2.11 Environment Control (Prolog flags)
2.12 An overview of hook predicates
2.13 Automatic loading of libraries
2.14 Garbage Collection
2.15 Syntax Notes
2.15.1 ISO Syntax Support Processor Character Set Character Escape Syntax Syntax for non-decimal numbers Unicode Prolog source Singleton variable checking
2.16 Infinite trees (cyclic terms)
2.17 Wide character support
2.17.1 Wide character encodings on streams BOM: Byte Order Mark
2.18 System limits
2.18.1 Limits on memory areas The heap
2.18.2 Other Limits
2.18.3 Reserved Names
2.19 SWI-Prolog and 64-bit machines
2.19.1 Supported platforms
2.19.2 Comparing 32- and 64-bits Prolog
2.19.3 Choosing between 32- and 64-bits Prolog